Sage; 10 properties and its essential oil

Sage is contraindicated in pregnancy and for those suffering from epilepsy

The Sage : Clary sage, belongs to the Labiatae family.

Sage is rich in minerals and we find in sage:

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus,
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese

Sage and its Vitamins

Contains Vitamins:

  • TO
  • B1
  • B2
  • B3
  • B6
  • C
  • IS

In addition, beta.carotene, criptoxatin-beta, lutein and zeaxanthin are present.

Sage contains essential oil

Which is mainly composed of thujone, then bornyl acetate, camphor, cineole borneol, salviolo, limonene.Among the other components of sage are the flavonoids, known for their antioxidant properties, tannins, oxalic acid, mucilage, saponins, resins and enzyme.It is a strong bactericide, it is indicated for the prevention and treatment of respiratory tract diseases such as coughs, colds, asthma, and throat irritations such as laryngitis and pharyngitis, with expectorant properties.

Also excellent in case of abscesses, gingivitis and gingival bleeding. In folk medicine it is used internally to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as flatulence, diarrhea and enteritis.It has a powerful antisudoriferous action. It is also able to counteract the “caldane” effects of menopause, not by chance it is called natural estrogen. It appears that the presence of rosmarinic acid makes it effective.In exerting an antidiabetic action by reducing high blood sugar levels.

Sage essential oil

It regulates the menstrual cycle and activates some hormones that help to alleviate the symptoms associated with it such as mood swings, nausea, tiredness and nervousness. In the form of vaginal eggs it is effective in the presence of vaginitis. Among the side effects, if taken as an essential oil for prolonged periods or after overdosing, symptoms such as: tachycardia, dizziness, hot flushes and convulsions may occur.Among the contraindications its excessive consumption can determine neurotoxic manifestations, they must avoid the intake of sage who suffers from seizures.It should not be used even during pregnancy and during the lactation phase, because it can block lactation.

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